When in the midst of planning or pulling off a move, it’s easy to get out of sorts and forget small details. However, some of those small details can end up being really annoying later on, and you’ll wish you had made a checklist or kept track of them while you were moving, so you didn’t have to deal with them later on. Make sure to prepare well in advance, and follow this tips to make sure you’re not forgetting anything that will cause a headache in the future!
There are a lot of things that go on during your moving day besides the actual move itself. Especially if you’re doing a local move, there’s a lot to coordinate for both moving out, and moving in to your new place.
Daycare or Pet Sitting
To keep your kids or pets out of harm’s way (or just out of the way of your movers), don’t forget to make arrangements for your kids or pets to stay at a friend or family member’s house while things are being moved and transported. If no one can watch them, see if you can drop them off at a daycare or pet daycare facility for the day to take their minds off of the stressful situation at hand. Plus, with them safe, comfortable, and having fun, you will have less on your mind while trying to coordinate your move.
Keep Everything Labelled
This applies for both prior to your moving day and during, but make sure all of your boxes and items are labelled – especially if you’re about to embark on a long distance move. This makes things a lot easier both on you, since you’ll know where everything is while you unpack, but also on your movers, who will know not to place certain boxes on top of others or to take extra care with fragile boxes. Plus, organization is key in packing and unpacking efficiently.
If you’re currently living in a city or in an apartment building, you might not have access to a driveway to pull a moving van into. Plus, some apartment buildings require notice as to when you intend to move in, and if you’ll need use of any service elevators, etc., or permits to park moving vans on small roads. If there’s no secure or off street parking available for your movers, make sure to prepare well in advance to make sure you have parking spots staked out, or have the proper permits secured to park a moving van both at your current and near your new address.
Have Your Mail Forwarded and Notify Your Banks
A common thing people forget about during a move is having their mail forwarded and changing their billing addresses on their bank accounts, cards, or loans. This can cause a bigger headache later on, so make sure you have everything updated and taken care of before you end up missing mail or having a payment declined because of a wrong address.
No matter where you find yourself moving, a lot of times, it’s the small details that really make things count when pulling off a successful relocation. Make sure to cover all of your bases and don’t leave any small details for later.
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The driver was the head of the crew, and he was on top of everything. He made the experience working with Hollander Moving a pleasure. We have used others before but it was our first time using Hollander. Everything turned out great.
Every employee I worked with was courteous, professional, and exceedingly competent. I was nervous about the packing and long distance move (from Illinois to New Mexico, October 2009) and Hollander helped make the move as smooth as possible. Not a thing was damaged or broken
I would recommend Hollander to any company thinking about switching vendors, and any family making a move. A Hollander rep even stopped by my new place when they were unloading just to check on things.
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I recently moved from Chicago to Tampa and expected a few road bumps along the way but was pleasantly surprised when everything from loading to delivery was flawless. Everyone I came in contact with was very professional and knowledgable. I highly recommend Hollander Moving and Storage as they are a class act.
This move envolved packing and delivery to four different destinations. Attention to detail and coordination were vital and effectively executed by Tony R driver and his crew. Ardene did a great job coordinating everything. The entire group were both extremely pleasant and efficient.